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Friday, May 7, 2010

Photo Etching~ Mission Church, Las Trampas, New Mexico

Now that I've finished most of my testing for photo etching, I'm getting started on working on my "Body of Work" for my final portfolio. My tests were all 4x6, but I've moved up to 8x10's for these prints. I'm basing my imagery on Photographs that I took in 2008-2009 while living in Northern New Mexico. I love these old adobe churches, and am drawn to their earthy elements, textured surfaces and soft organic lines.

San Jose de Gracia de Las Trampas

Although this class is beyond time consuming, I am fascinated by the process. One of the most exciting parts is watching the film develop on the copper plate. The photo above shows the plate after it has been exposed and etched, but before the blue film has been removed and cleaned for printing.

And...  of course, the original image!


Barb said...

Your photo etching has yielded some beautiful and nostalgic pieces. I've enjoyed watching your progress. Have a fun weekend.

Susan said...

Really interesting process! It's been fun to learn about these techniques from you. Thanks for taking the time to share this. And the coffee cup is great!

Pat said...

The etching really shows the texture of the adobe walls. Very cool!

Annie Coe said...

I did not know you lived here, how did I miss that? I know this church, of course. This is a beautiful piece and the I like it with the blue! xoxo

Bernie said...

The cat also purrs if you rub her chest! Thank you for the two visits to my blog. I don't know much about your work, but I do know I like it. I love art of all kinds.

Keep it up. I know you enjoy it and also are learning new things. Something unusual is what makes artists famous!

Tanya Gwen Minnick said...

I've never heard of this photo etching before, but its great! Can't wait to see more works of art :)
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